August 2007

“Family ties, happy days” – Survey says: Teens and young adults prefer spending time with family!

“They’re my foundation,” says Kristiana St. John, 17, of Queens in New York. “My mom tells me that even if I do something stupid, she’s still going to love me no matter what. Just knowing that makes me feel very happy and blessed.”

Spending time with family is so important, especially in the wake of a divorce. Divorce shakes the family foundation to the core, so it is imperative that parents remain focused on their relationships with their children. Parents need to make sure their kids know that even though the family dynamic is changing, they are still loved unconditionally. Keep those lines of communication open and spend lots of quality time together!

I apologize for the long hiatus. After a somewhat eventful pregnancy and adjusting to life with a newborn baby, I’m finally getting back to a routine and hope to start posting again at least once a week.

I’m currently reading The Truth About Children and Divorce by Robert E. Emery, Ph.D. This is an excellent book! If you are in the midst of any stage of divorce and have children I highly recommend adding this book to your reading list.